Police Log: Recent calls for service

JACKSON, Wyo. — Here are some recent calls for service in Teton County/Jackson from the dispatch log. Names may be withheld at the request of law enforcement. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filing from the Teton County Attorney’s Office.

July 24, 2:10 p.m.
Officer Peery responded to a report of a Dog Bite. A man was bitten by either his own dog or the neighbor’s dog. It sounds like the two dogs had a dust-up and he got caught in the middle.

July 24, 9:41 p.m.
Sgt. Kellams responded with other officers to a fight in progress with one person involved being reported to be holding a gun. When officers arrived, they learned the fight started over someone kissing a girl. The men fighting did not want charges filed against the other and the situation was left at that. There was no evidence that a firearm was involved in the call.

July 24, 11:50 p.m.
RO Swicegood responded to the same residence in the previously described call. This time, a woman came to collect some items and threatened to kill the occupants. RO Swicegood found them leaving the scene and stopped them to find out what the deal was. Officers learned the female had walked uninvited into the home, presumably to pick up a friend’s dog. When asked to leave, she wouldn’t and had to be forcibly pushed outside. Officers also learned the female driving the suspect vehicle was intoxicated and was on probation from a previous DUI arrest. She wasn’t DUI, but was in violation of her probation terms. RO Swicegood arrested the 39-year-old Jackson woman for being in violation of her probation terms.

July 25, 10:25 a.m.
Officer Proctor responded to a report of Theft. He learned that someone had stolen two campaign signs from the Kudar Motel. The cost of those signs is about $150.

July 25
Act of Nature (Wind blew a tree down on two vehicles).

July 25, 11:20 p.m.
Officer O’Donnell was conducting foot patrol on the town square. While doing so, he saw three females walk around the corner. When he got to where they were, he could smell the odor of marijuana. He stopped and questioned the young ladies about what he was smelling and they admitted to just smoking some. He issued one citation to a 27-year-old Woodinville, Washington woman.

July 26, 12:23 a.m.
Officer Lancaster responded to the Virginian Saloon for a Disturbance. Before he and other officers were able to arrive, a fight broke out. When officers arrived, people began to scatter. Several people were detained, but one person decided to run.

“You can’t outrun the police radio, folks. Even if you could, your Jackson cops are pretty fit and fast and the man was quickly apprehended,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

Why did he run? Maybe because he was only 19 and in possession of a fake ID. Officer Lancaster took his fake ID away and wrote him a citation for being a minor under the influence.

July 26, 5:57 p.m.
Sgt. Ruschill responded to a report of Sexual Assault. Investigators cannot release any further information because this is both an active investigation and they are prohibited by law from releasing anything more.

July 26, 9:50 p.m.
Officer Ayling responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported leaving his jacket and backpack at the skatepark. He kept an eye on his belongings and noted two men using the bench where he left his belongings. When he looked a short time later, the men were gone and so was his stuff.

July 27, 4:40 p.m.
A JPD officer responded to a report of Destruction of Property. The victim reported their vehicle was keyed while in the Albertson’s parking lot. The victim suspects someone was upset with them about how close they were parked next to another vehicle.

“If that’s the case, not cool. If this was you, we’d prefer you just leave an angry note next time,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

July 27, 8:28 p.m.
A JPD officer responded to a report of Burglary. The guest of a motel reported the theft of their wallet and cash while they were away from their room for the day.

“This case is still being investigated and we don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

July 28, 9:49 p.m.
JPD officers responded to a report of something suspicious happening in the library parking lot. The reporting person told dispatchers that they saw a vehicle in the parking lot with the door open and honking and grunting they thought was someone possibly having sex. When officers arrived, they found a man and woman who had been drinking and “fooling around.” They found the woman was under the age of 21 and that the man had supplied her with the alcohol. Officers cited and released the 20-year-old Jackson woman for being a minor under the influence and the 21-year-old Jackson man for providing the alcohol.

July 29, 10:47 a.m.
A JPD officer responded to a report of an Animal Attack. The department didn’t have any of our unarmed community service officers available that day, so a uniformed officer had to respond. The officer learned a woman’s dog got out and into the fenced yard of her neighbor. When she went to retrieve her dog, the neighbor’s dog bit her. Police will be checking vaccination records, but won’t be writing any citations.

July 29, 7:07 p.m.
A JPD officer responded to the Cowboy Bar for a report of a fake ID. The officer arrived, located the persons involved and determined they were, in fact, attempting to enter the bar with fake IDs. Officers cited and released a 19-year-old male and female, both from Bentonville, Arkansas.

July 29, 10:11 p.m.
A JPD officer responded to the Smith’s grocery store parking lot for a report of a man screaming and yelling and talking about a gun and shooting. When police arrived, they found the man was highly intoxicated, but no gun was involved or in his possession. The man was just a short distance from where he lived, had someone who could take responsibility for him, so officers cleared the scene without making an arrest. He was, however, in violation of his release orders from a previous arrest.

“We will be informing the prosecutor’s office and let them determine what should happen next,” Lt. Roger Schultz assured.

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